A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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Plaintext Syntax Highlighting and/or Custom Highlighting Syntax

How can you add custom syntax highlighting for a plaintext file? (for any filetype, not just txt) I leave this question open to any editor for those who know - I'm not picky. If you want me to be ...
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How do I start writing a high performance html editor with a non default UI on Windows that I can later port to Linux and Mac? [closed]

I want to know the best way to get a window to display non default UI elements while ultimately being multiplatform. I am trying to create an HTML editor which is more reactive but also featuring a ...
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Removing Tabs When Exporting Excel to Text [closed]

When I save an Excel file as a text file every cell has a tab after it. How do I remove all of these tabs? I'm looking for a way to do this with a basic text editor, like Notepad, because I need ...
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Why do text editors think this file is UTF-8?

I have two text files, which I'm giving download links to rather than a pastebin to preserve their contents precisely: field1.txt field2.txt Both of these text files consist only of spaces, ...
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How to know cursor position index in an editor

I'm working with an HTML file, and I need to know my cursor position index in the overall file. In Visual Studio, I can see the line number and column number in status bar. In Notepad++ too, in the ...
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Add select next match in Notepad++ (like Ctrl + D in Sublime Text)

I am searching for a way to use the following functionality in the open source Notepad++. In SublimeText if you press Ctrl + D (mac: cmd + D I think) this happens: If there is no selection then the ...
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How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?

I'm reading a pdf book that contains programming code, when I copy the code and past it in, say visual studio, the doulbe quotation marks changes from this(") to this (”) which leads to syntax errors. ...
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How to embed Vim commands in text files to run when the file is open? [duplicate]

I remember that there is a way to run vim commands when a certain file (not type) opens and done through putting some vim stuff in the file but I cant remember what it was. I am not talking about ...
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Sublime Text 3: How to enable autocomplete with Tab and Enter / Return

When I first select a choice with the Tab key from the list of choices, the autocomplete choice is not committed, when I come back and try again, it works. Why does it work the second time and fail ...
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Most universal method of storing raw text? [closed]

What’s the most universal method of storing raw text? What I mean is, if I have some text, lets say “ABC,” and I stick that text into Microsoft Notepad it will encode the text using ANSI by default. ...
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What is the system tray program that takes the current text and edits it in a specific text editor? [closed]

On a regular basis, I want to take text from one place (in this case MS Power Query), edit it in a different text editor and then copy it back. At some point I ran across a program that lived in ...
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Copy and paste text in midnight commander (MC) via putty in Linux

I use Midnight Commander (MC) editor over putty to edit files I want to know how to copy text from one file, close it then open another file and paste it? If it is not possible with Midnight ...
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How do I change the global font-size in Coda 2?

I've been looking for ages to find out how to set a global font-size in Coda 2. If I set the font-size to 30px in one document, as soon as I switch it goes back to the default font size. So basically ...
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View document position window on right side in Atom editor like Sublime Text?

The title pretty much covers it. In Atom can you display the position where you are in the current document like you can in Sublime Text? An example of what I'm talking about can be seen on Sublime's ...
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Key combination to increase text selection to the opposite side

Consider I have the following text: Among other things I like programming quite a lot I then select "like" with a mouse: Among other things I [like] programming quite a lot" ...and then I ...
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Chrome Dev Editor: How to change the default tab size to 4 spaces?

I'm using Google's Chrome Dev Editor - developer preview. It is a Chrome extension available in the Chrome store. When I use the tab key on my keyboard, 2 spaces are indented. My aim is to change this ...
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TextWrangler: indent comments at same level as code

In TextWrangler, when I comment a line of code using ⌘+/ it add the comment symbol at column 0. Uncommented: print("test") Commented: # print("test") Is it possible to instead configure ...
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Sublime Text 2 Keeps Growing due to Backup folder

My Sublime Text 2 Installation folder keeps growing as the backup folder getting bigger. I think it is due to package control plugin. Every time, it updates, it creates dated folder in Backup. Is ...
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Thunderbird: show current column while composing a message

How do people configure Thunderbird or Icedove to show the current column number in the statusbar when writing draft e-mails? I can not see this option in the 'Preferences -> Composition' Menu. ...
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Can vim/gvim show “self” when editing a Ruby file?

When editing Ruby files in gvim, I'd like to be able to see which Ruby context the cursor is in. For example, if I have a file with several nested modules and classes, I want to be able to see what ...
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Sublime Text Show Filanames when using Ctrl+Tab to Browse Opened files

Is there a way to show the list of files when I browse the open files using ctrl+tab keyboard shortcuts. It can be useful in selecting an appropriate file easily and visually. Not a deal-breaker but ...
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Sublime Text 3 Keeps Trying “Caching Information” in the status bar

I have a sublime text 3. and It keeps me showing "Caching Information" in the status bar, for the line I am editing. It seems it is trying to do something and have not been able to finish. Anybody has ...
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opening Sublime Text (or other text editor) from command line as root on Mac OS

I've modified my /var/root/.profile using nano (this is the only editor which works with root for some reason(. Ridiculous, I know))): export EDITOR="subl -w" alias subl="'/Applications/Sublime ...
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How to highlight repeated occurrences of selected text in Edit++?

I am using Edit++ text editor. I want to know that how the highlighting of repeated text selected can be enabled as in Notepad++.
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Unicode text lost when saved as ansi

When i have saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI i lost all of the info since it became all question marks. Is there a way to convert it back to Unicode to retrieve the text?
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Text editor that splits *same* file and displays it on three panels on a wide screen display [closed]

I know Vim splits the window and then you can view two different files at the same time. You could even split the window and have it view the same file, but then the two windows aren't connected. When ...
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Extract multiple strings between two words in a file

I have a text file made this way: hjkhkhkjhkh<start:"xxxxxxxxxxxx:"alt>asdsadasd<start:"yyyyyyyyyyyyyy:"alt>gfhfg ...
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Use GitHub's Atom Text Editor as Default Text Editor in Windows

I think the title says it all. I downloaded Atom, which comes over as a zip file containing an executable, etc. When I right-click on a text file, source code file, etc, in Windows Explorer and select ...
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Changing Default Text Editor in Linux Mint 17 to Sublime Text 2

I'm having trouble using the terminal to change my text editor to Sublime Text 2. I followed the instructions in this thread to no avail :/ Any assistance would be extremely appreciated
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Code-folding in Notepad++ with two-word keywords?

Notepad++ supports user-defined languages for syntax-highlighting and code-folding (v.2.1.0.12). However, my language has two-word keywords like "begin function" and "end function". Using quotation ...
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Viewing Only One Folder At A Time In Code Editor

I use FL Studio for music production, and one of the best features that it has is the ability to "View Only One Folder Content At A Time", such that if I expand a folder in the integrated file ...
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Pasting text with hyperlinks to WordPad

When i copy a text with hyperlinks like under bla bla bla bla bla to WordPad, hyperlinks turn into plain text like bla bla bla bla bla Am i doing something wrong or it is the Wordpad which ...
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Make-Life-Easier App for PHP Programming [closed]

Is there such an app out there that will allow me to see the parsing of a PHP script (or directory of files) in real time? Thinking of the process of going through line by line of code as a movie, I ...
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Is there a way in Sublime Text to display find results in a panel at the bottom of the current window?

This is a highly useful feature in other editors eg. Eclipse and Notepad++ You get to see the list of find results printed as all the containing lines with their lines in the buffer, which gives you ...
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How to make sublime text editor highlight left bar area on active code block

Sometimes I feal lost while coding on sublime text editor as it doesn't highlight the left bar as others ides/text editors do what I am talking about is the light violet color on line numbers as in ...
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Editing files locally with Vagrant

Is it possible to edit files using non command-line editors, such as Notepad++, with Vagrant?  If so, how would it be done?
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Notepad++ Fold Icons Missing [duplicate]

I recently tweaked some Notepad++ settings and I somehow turned off the icons for folding code blocks. Whenever I open a JavaScript or C# file now, the collapse code block icons that are located off ...
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How To Enable Syntax Highlighting for Nano In Windows?

I am a huge fan of the nano editor, but I can't get the syntax highlighting to work in the windows version. Is it possible to have syntax highlighting in windows?
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Delete lines which have a particular word

I have a list of links like this http://mysite.com/wp-content/uploads/dogs-24x100.png http://mysite.com/wp-content/uploads/dogs-640x2648.png http://mysite.com/wp-content/uploads/dogs-72x300.png ...
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Batch text replace

I have a text file full of links like this . Links are from different sites so they don't follow same structure http://somesite1.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cats.jpg ...
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How to copy text side by side in Npp or Sublime text?

I have to 2 text files . First is A B C D Second is 1 2 3 4 How do I copy both file contents side by side like this in Notepad++ or Sublime Text . If these both don't support this then please ...
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logical cursor movement in notepad++

How to enable logical cursor movement for bidirectional texts in notepad++? Like Notepad on Windows. Now when I start moving through text using arrow keys on keyboard after reaching a RTL sentence ...
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Is there a way to fix multi-line indenting in Sublime Text 3 so that it adds the indenting characters for the first line inside the selection?

When I select several lines in Sublime Text 3 and indent them as a block (using either Tab or Ctrl + ]), it adds the new whitespace characters at the beginning of the first line outside the selection ...
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jEdit - how to close a pane?

I have jEdit window split into two panes (which can display different files). I want to close one of the panes ("unsplit" the window). How to do this?
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Installed Qt 5.3, Notepadqq still finding 5.2.1 instead?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 64-bit. I am trying to install Notepadqq, the port of Notepad++ from Windows to Linux. I know about Vim and Emacs but I am used to Notepad++ and I like it. I ...
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Number of terminal rows in Kermit after closing editor

I am connected to an embedded computer target through its RS232, I am using kermit in a terminal. When I use ls, less, and other command line programs, the whole vertical size of my terminal is used. ...
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Highlight other occurrences of selection regardless of word boundaries

I have match_selection turned on, so when I select a word or double-click on it, Sublime Text 3 will highlight all occurrences of it for me. How do I get this behavior for when I select part of a ...
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How can I make Sublime Text reload the file being edited?

How can I make Sublime Text (3) re-load the file currently being edited, to take into account changes having been made externally?
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How do I force FocusWriter to ignore the list of previously opened files on startup?

I made the mistake of trying to open a VeryLargeTextFile with FocusWriter - causing it to promptly crash. Now, every time I try and open up FocusWriter, it tries to open the VeryLargeTextFile, and ...
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Mac : How to open the output of a CLI command in a text editor

I read how the output of a cli command and open it up in the default text editor. I lost the link to this article/blog. I kinda remember that it was using the open command to pipe the output of a ...